As a creative writer with a hidden illness, the Survive and Thrive Writing Workshops were a way to challenge myself to write about my illness and the fears and joys that come along with it. It was a place for me to work through issues that were going on in my life as well as express my successes. I was also able to develop a sense of community with the rest of the contributors through reading their submissions and providing positive feedback. The workshops became a place that felt like home. A place to take off my shoes and stay awhile. I have submitted four poems that creeped, crawled, sprung, and danced out of this visit.
"Survive and Thrive Writing Workshop Poems,"
Survive & Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine: Vol. 2
, Article 15.
Available at: http://repository.stcloudstate.edu/survive_thrive/vol2/iss1/15